|Jennifer Government (government) wrote in we_coexist,|
@ 2013-10-28 15:04:00
|Entry tags:||jennifer government, zz:status complete|
A day in the park (Narrative)
Work was insane. It seemed like there wasn't any down time. And what downtime she did have was apparently on the wrong time table to have it with Charlie. There were many calls between them, trying to arrange time together that wasn't at work or while they were sound asleep. It wasn't like she didn't get to see him. He was her partner. But it would have been nice if they could have gone out to a movie or had a dinner that wasn't rushed.
She'd snuck away from the station to have some time to breathe, and got all the way to the park, which was nice. Walking in the cool grass with her shoes off, Jennifer began to relax. The smell of some of the food carts drew her, and she found the most disgusting example of a hot dog she could uncover - a thing with cream cheese and onions on it - and bought it. She also retrieved an enormous slushy ice drink that tasted like red. Not a fruit that was red, but red. She'd been tempted toward blue, but didn't feel like she was in a blue mood. Or a green one.
Parking herself in the shade of a lovely large tree, Jennifer leaned back and just enjoyed the sun and the people playing. It was nice to know that even with all the crap she saw on a day to day basis, that there could be people having fun. She wanted to be having fun like that.
For the first time, Jennifer was giving consideration to resigning from the force. She knew that she wouldn't really do it. It was in her blood to be a cop. An agent. Government. People needed to be helped, and criminals needed to be stopped. That didn't mean she couldn't fantasize about a life with no badge.